A return to the good old days will be coming soon to Commerce Township.
The Multi-Lakes Conservation Association will be hosting its 34th annual Good Old Days event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to midnight at the association’s grounds on Newton Road in Commerce.
This annual event is one of the association’s most popular and offers a variety of unique activities, which according to Don Navigato, chairman of the Good Old Days event, range from being free to reasonably priced.
One such activity will be helicopter rides provided by a licensed helicopter company. A 20 minute ride is $35 per person.
Another unique draw is the opportunity to shoot firearms under the supervision of trained professionals.
“We are probably the one and only fair to have shooting events,” Navigato said. “Trained staff teach youngsters how to shoot rifles, muzzle loaders, shotguns, and even pellet guns and slingshots. It’s always a big thing at this event — for kids to get to shoot a rifle or shotgun while supervised by a trained firearm instructor.”
Other activities include a bake sale, a craft show, bingo, pony rides, a car show, inflatable rides, a puppy fair, a silent auction, a fly-fishing demonstration, a dunk tank, and chainsaw carving. A karaoke contest will take place from 4-6 p.m.
Guests will also have the opportunity to have their hair or face painted or even getting a temporary tattoo for a small fee.
“We also have great food, by the way — ribs, chicken, sausages, burgers, and hot dogs,” Navigato said.
Music will be provided from noon onwards with the help of a DJ, and a live band will perform at 8 p.m.
“It’s essentially a stay-at-home/nearby mini-vacation before going back to school,” said Navigato. “It brings back families and is a fun family event.”
For more information on the event, call Multi-Lakes at 258-363-9109 or visit their web site at www.multilakes.com.